How many times must I be asked that. Okay this post is for *you* and you know who you are.
Yes she is 15 months and yes we are STILL BREASTFEEDING. I never envisioned myself a breastfeeding mom. Let alone working for WIC as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Oh and lets not forget I converted to cloth diapers. Like Woa! I was that one that thought that cloth diapers was for poor people (who the hell was I to judge anyone and little did I know cloth diapers aren’t THAT cheap,*glad I matured from that mentality*) and I was that one that said “eww breastfeeding nasty, I don’t want no baby sucking on my tit’s plus, I wont be able to have sex cause milk will be everywhere, and I don’t want people talking about me.” Foolishness I tell ya. Young dumb and fulla cum. Looking back almost 18 yrs ago when I had my first child I realize I wasnt as mature as I thought I was. Prided myself always on knowing it all. But look at what I DIDNT know. First and foremost, Breastmilk is the healthiest thing to give a human baby. I could carry on about the other well-known benefits of BF but we know them. Basically I was just taking stock in were I am and how I got here. And how much I truly LOVE my job, and I’m so happy I didn’t pass on a chance to experience BF and giving my Muffin the wonderful benefits of the milk she is made to have. My very good friend Tina and the ever evolving world of Twitter. If you don’t have a Twitter get one. My good friend Tina was and is awesome. She is currently BE her second child is always a great support and wonderful example of a young mama who refused formula and is planet earth friendly. She might even be even be using cloth diapers soon. Much love for my Twitter moms who always are a tweet away with answer or word of encouragement. I’m very happy to still be breastfeeding at 15 months with no end in sight as many moms put it. Sometimes it can be trying when Muffin wants to nurse while were driving and the stupid ass truck next to us scared her to death with its noise. Then she screams the entire way home, pulling at my shirt as i get her out the car seat so she can be saved and comforted. Or when I start to vacuum and scare the crap out of her, she screams…I nurse….she fine again. Repeat. ;-) And you know what, I don’t mind it one bit. So to those who toot their nose up, pass their judgement, make snide low-key remarks, ask questions just to be a smart ass and try to disrespectfully dismiss breastfeeding moms….GET OVER IT. Get over it quick I tell ya, or I will cuss ya out the fudge out. *I’ll pray first, since im working on my cussing* I am NOT one to pussy foot around and be disrespected about my breastfeeding. I didn’t forget I formula feed my first 3. Muffin got formula for a few months as well, until we mastered the BF. You always had a negative comment about why I don’t just formula feed, when I was going to that rough patch, and kept meeting with Peer Counselor Renee and going to the LC at Sinai Grace meeting with Linda. Its cause I wanted breastfeeding to WORK so I made the effort at it and it went in my favor. I know there are plenty moms who made the EFFORT 100% to breastfeed and it just didn’t work out. I applaud them and don’t dismiss them or make them feel like shit cause they didn’t breastfeed or pump. However saying little stuff indirectly about me is NOT needed and NOT appreciated. So take this as a warning that our friendship will end immediately if one more snide remarks, directly or indirectly come up again. ~Toodles~